Entries by We Are Durban

Durban Children’s Home Garden Clean up

Well done to the 47 brave Durbanites for stepping out in the rain this morning (Saturday, 18 February 2012) and clearing up the Durban Children’s home garden.  It was so much fun getting dirty and doing manual labour that really impacts the kids lives.  We had the opportunity to replant the remembrance area, weed and […]

We are Durban Umthombo Christmas party

What a pleasure it was to spend a Christmas with the Umthumbo kids. There is something so special about sharing gifts and a meal with other people. Normally, it would be quite an adventure trying to convince the boys to come and help out in the kitchen; a few would jump at the idea but […]

New Qalakahle ECD Centre revealed

Such excitement this morning when Marc Oswell, from Ocean Architects, revealed the first draft of the plans for the Qalakahle ECD Centre. We are looking forward to the next phase which is having the time frames put together and getting a list of what is needed to complete this facility.  When that happens, everyone can […]

Exciting event for February

Time to get your hands dirty…. Pull out the broom, rake and spade. Find those gardening gloves and clothes for getting dirty in… The Durban Children’s Home needs a garden clean up. Date: 18 February 2012 Time: 9am Place: Durban Children’s Home, 222 Manning Rd, Glenwood How else can you help? Donate plants, preferably indigenous! […]

Food Bucket drop 2011

How to describe 10th December 2011…. No matter when I go I always walk away from the community of Wangu touched and humbled. From what I saw of the people who could make it they were touched to. I was a little worried about the roads at Wangu because Jab’s (The Impendulo leader) said that they had, […]

New Equality

Olive Tree Sewing School graduation 2011 I recently read a book called The Help by Kathryn Stockett#and I know a number of family and friends who watched the movie adapted from the novel. The story is set during the time of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. There are many issues raised in this book […]

Kentz overwhelms with generosity!

We are Durban has been overwhelmed by the generosity of the Kentz Durban Maintenance and Shutdowns department. On 22 December 2011 they handed over a cheque to Linda from We are Durban, not for the ten thousand they had originally pledged but for forty thousand rand! This money has been allocated to the building of […]

McCords Hospital Thank you

100 food buckets were donated to McCord’s Hospital, below is part of the thank you letter we received from the Social worker: “The buckets were distributed to the members of the SinikithembaGogo’s Support Group at their 2011 Christmas Party which took place here at McCord Hospital on Friday the 2nd December 2011. The gogo’s were […]

We have it!

A big project has just come through.  We are going to need everyone to pull together to make this dream a reality… For over a year we have been supporting a crèche called Qalakahle ECD Centre.  It is a non-profit organisation that was formed by two dedicated ladies in the Mansell Market area of Durban.  […]

Fun night at Umthombo

Volunteer’s experiences: Mike Van Heerden What an uplifting experience!! From the time we arrived many of the kids seemed more hungry for our attention than for the meal on offer. Some of the kids assisted with the preparation of the meal while one of the kids proudly gave us a guided tour of the facility. […]